Tag : retail
Drapers Investigates: Who owns the high street? Subscription
The structure of the UK high street is changing. New fascias are being added to the mix, and the fashion industry has been playing an extended game of “pass the parcel”, as a wave of companies change hands in high-profile acquisitions.
Concept store The Shop at Bluebird, which is owned by the Jigsaw group, has closed its standalone on King’s Road in Chelsea as it prepares to launch its flagship at Covent Garden’s Floral Street in London.
Seasalt to debut in LeedsSubscription
Cornish lifestyle brand Seasalt is set to open its first store in Leeds, after signing for a 1,200 sq ft unit at shopping arcade Victoria Gate.
Plans to pedestrianise London’s Oxford Street have been backed by the public following an online consultation.
Consumer spending on clothing dips in FebruarySubscription
Consumer spending on clothing and footwear has dropped by 1.6% year on year, while expenditure across the board had its weakest start to the year since 2012.
Retail guru Bill Grimsey unveils new taskforceSubscription
Former Wickes and Iceland boss Bill Grimsey is leading a new independent review of Britain’s high streets and town centres, following a string of collapses and closures.
Retail footfall trips up in FebruarySubscription
Retail footfall has dipped by 0.5% in the four weeks to 24 February, declining ahead of the final week of the month when the UK was hit by freezing conditions.
Sugarhill Boutique to rebrandSubscription
Independent fashion brand Sugarhill Boutique is relaunching as Sugarhill Brighton on 4 April.
Non-food retail sales dip in FebruarySubscription
Non-food retail sales in the UK have dropped by 1.1% on a like-for-like basis in the three months to 24 February, compared with the same period in 2017.
Suppliers out in the cold as tough trade bitesSubscription
Sub-zero temperatures have added to high street suppliers’ woes, as poor sales of spring stock spur retailers to delay deliveries and reduce their reliance on forward orders.